Dog Tips and Advice

PetGuide.com is your source for dog tips and dog advice. If you’ve got questions about how to find a pet, pick a vet, train your dog and everything in between, PetGuide.com has the answers… straight from the expert’s mouth. PetGuide.com asks the pet experts all the tough questions and offers invaluable insights that will have you begging for more. So sit, stay, and read about the dog tips and dog advice you’ve been panting for!

Need to teach an old dog some new tricks? With Petguide.com’s advice on training techniques and methods, your pooch will learn to play dead, come when called or love their new crate in no time. The holiday season is not merry anymore but rather a source of stress? Read up on tried and true methods of transforming holidays into a stress-free and dog-friendly affair. There is an emergency and you don’t have anyone to ask what to do? Our comprehensive guides on dog poisoning, traffic accidents, fires and other SOS situations will equip you with essentials for dealing with all kinds of trouble.

Your question is a… little bit hairy? Our series Ask the Hairy Godfather answers all of the questions you never had the courage to ask. What to do if you get a pooch as gift, but you can’t keep them? Should it be a deal breaker that your new bae doesn’t want pets? How to cope with a pet’s passing? Read how our expert duo answers these and many more important reader questions for life-saving tips and advice.

It’s not always easy being a parent of a pooch. Petguide.com offers dog tips and dog advice that cover every aspect of a dog owner’s lifestyle. Our blog will provide useful insights and helpful guides that will make you prepared for any challenge you or your dog might face!

Ask the Animal Communicator: Why Does My Dog Bark So Much?

Barking. Even if you are a lifelong dog lover, the sound of your pup barking nonstop can seriously get to you after a while. Why do some dogs bark so much? Is y…

6 Questions to Ask Before You Adopt a Dog With Your Partner

You're thinking of taking a big step in your relationship - adopting a dog as a couple. Before you do, ask yourself these six important questions.

Top 10 Things To Do On Your Dog’s Summer Bucket List

After a long Canadian winter, my dogs and I are so ready for the dog days of summer! To make the most of our summer time fun, I have devised my ultimate summertime bucket list.

Planing Your Pet’s Future: What All Pet Parents Should Do First

A non-profit animal welfare organization helps you ensure your pet gets continued lifetime care in case they outlive you.

Stress-Free Tips for Keeping Your Christmas Tree Safe From Your Dog

You've decorated the Christmas Tree and it looks fabulous... that is, until your dog spots it! Make sure your tree survives the holidays with these tips.

5 Apartment Hunting Tips for Pet Parents

Looking for a place to live with that allows pets can be tough. For better luck landing an apartment for you and your pet, follow these five tips.

4 Springtime Fresh Safety Tips For Dogs

Helpful spring safety tips for dogs and pet parents What is that we finally see? Could it be? Yes, it is! A patch of grass! The snow is melting, the sun is s…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: No Walkies, No Lovin’!

What's a girl to do when her boyfriend isn't man enough to walk her purse pooch? She turns to the Hairy Dogfathers for some sage - and manly - advice.

Thrifty Tips On How To Save Money In Your Dog-Friendly Household

Dog owners know that raising a dog can be expensive. But there are many ways that you can cut costs without sacrificing your dog's health or happiness.

Lost Dog Advice: How To Help Kids Cope When Your Dog Goes Missing

When a dog goes missing, it can be tough for everyone... but children may feel it the most. Here's what to do and say to your child in case of a lost dog.

How to Find a Reputable Service Dog Training Program

We've seen a growing crop of scammy organizations offering "Service Dog Certification." If you have legitimate need for a service dog, do it the right way.

How To Create a Safe and Inviting Pet-Friendly Backyard

You want a lush lawn, but you want pets to be able to safely enjoy it so you can spend more time outdoors. Here's how to do pet-friendly landscaping right.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Planning A Frugal Father’s Day

Doggy Dads deserve to be celebrated on Father's Day. But what do you do when your budget doesn't allow for a blowout? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few ideas.

Ask the Animal Communicator: I Don’t Think My Pets Like Each Other

Life in an interspecies family can appear idyllic from the outside looking in. But it can be quite another story from the inside looking out! For instance, what…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Dog Birthday Blues

Birthdays are a time to celebrate... especially for pet parents. But what do you do when you don't know your dog's B-Day? The Hairy Dogfathers want to help!

How To Deal With Dog Poop When Nature Calls During a Hike

What do you do when your dog poops in the woods? Leave no poo behind - you've still got to abide by the practice of pooping and scooping!

6 Reasons You Need To Camp in Style With Your Pooch in an RV

We had the opportunity to talk with Amy Burkert from Gopetfriendly.com, who shared with some fabulous reasons RVing with your pet is the thing to do!

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Shelter Stalker?

When adopting a dog, is there such a thing as TMI when it comes to shelters asking questions? Good thing the Hairy Dogfathers are here with their thoughts.

How To Help A Dog Hurt In A Traffic Accident

No one ever wants to see a dog hit by a car, but you do want to be prepared so you can help. If you want to be more than a bystander, here's what to do.

Ask the Animal Communicator: Family’s New Pet Rabbit Isn't Friendly

Who doesn’t love a fluffy, floppy eared, cute, and cuddly pet rabbit? Small, smart, sociable, and relatively short-lived, rabbits are becoming an increasingly popular pet choice today.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Front Seat Doggie Drivers

Don’t you hate back seat drivers? How about front seat drivers… ones that have four paws and sit on their owner’s lap while behind the whe…

How to Properly Fit Your Dog for a Harness

There are many reasons why pet parents choose a harness over a collar. If you're going with a harness, here's how to make sure it fits your dog perfectly.

5 Simple Tips for Giving Your Dogs Equal Attention

Dogs get jealous of their canine siblings. How do you make sure everyone gets enough love? We've got a few tips for giving equal attention to all your dogs.

Dating Advice From a Crazy Dog Guy

After a long winter hibernation, it's time to put your sexy self back on the market. Author Douglas Green has a few tips if your "Plus 1" is your pet.

How Do You Introduce Your New Dog to Your Partner?

They are two of the most important things in your life and you want them to get along. Here's how to introduce your new dog to your partner.

Bootie Call: Bootie-licious Tips For Picking Out Dog Boots

Get your mind out of the gutter! There’s nothing wrong with a little bootie action… when they’re on your dog’s paws. If you want a s…

5 Smart Tips For Curing The Back-To-School Dog Blues

Now that summer's over, Kevin Roberts, an elementary school teacher and dog dad, has a few ideas to keep your pup's mind occupied until school lets out.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Why Did She Shop, Instead of Adopt?

A shelter dog advocate is up in arms when a family member "rescues" a dog from a breeder. The Hairy Dogfathers have some ideas on keeping the peace.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Opinions Breed Ignorance

Everyone has an opinion, but when they're uninformed, they're a pain in the butt! The Hairy Dogfathers weigh in on people who comment on your dog's size.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: All That Miss Behav-in’

It takes a village to raise a dog. But how do you reel in unruly behavior when you're lending a helping hand by walking family member's pooch?

Pet Tips for Home Seekers and Sellers

Buying or selling your home, especially when you have a pet, means you need to take extra steps to ensure you find the right fit for your furry friend.

Ask the Animal Communicator: Heartache of Losing a Pet

In most cases, our precious pets will pass before we do. And yet when that time finally arrives, the worry and pain and grief can feel unbearable.

What to Do If Your Dog Eats Halloween Candy?

If your dog eats Halloween candy, it's important to take immediate action to ensure their safety, as many of these candies can be toxic to dogs. Here's what you need to.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Can You Return A Surprise Puppy Present?

One reason why you should NEVER give a puppy as a surprise present - the receiver may not want it! Advice on dealing with a gift that can't be returned.

7 Verified Tips for Landlords Renting to Pet Parents

For landlords who want to rent to people with pets but have been burned in the past, we've got seven things to check before your furry tenants move in.

Tips To Follow When Rehoming A Dog

You're faced with a decision that breaks your heart - you need to find another family to care of your dog. We've put together some tips for rehoming a dog.

Ask the Animal Communicator: My Cat Keeps Eating Our Plants

But when our cat suddenly develops a strange new habit or mystifying behavior, we just want to solve the mystery right away. And that is always the right time to ask the animal communicator!

4 Calming Tips to Ensure Stress-Free Pets This Holiday Season

Do your pets go into excitement overdrive during the holidays? Here are a few tips to make sure your dogs and cats enjoy the festive season stress free.

Big Bang Therapy: How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

Dogs and fireworks often don't mix, and the results can be disastrous. Here are some tips on dealing with the festive fallout on the fourth of July.

What To Do With Dogs That Eat Poop

Dogs that eat poop (also known as coprophagia) may be trying to tell you something. Let's go over a few ways you can break your dog from this icky habit.

6 Ways to Prepare Your Dog Before Your Baby Arrives

Congrats on the new human addition! How is your dog taking to the changes? Here are some things to do to get your dog ready before baby comes home.

Ask the Animal Communicator: What is My Horse Trying to Tell Me?

Caring for a horse is not like caring for other companion animals. For starters, horses can’t live in our homes with us! And horses are larger and much more pow…

8 Egg-cellent Tips For A Dog-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

Release the hounds! Put on those bunny ears and follow these tips for a fun Easter egg hunt your dog can take part in. Ah, the Easter egg hunt. The original…

Etiquette When Using Rideshares With Pets

When you call for an Uber, do you need to bring your dog or cat along with you? Be a polite rider - follow etiquette when using rideshares.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Unwelcome House Guest?

A wannabe dog owner is moving into a friend’s home – is this the right time to adopt a dog? The Hairy Dogfathers offer these housewarming tips (i…

What to Do If Your Dog is Poisoned

Dog can get into trouble at any age - and that includes eating something they shouldn't. Here's what to do if your pet is poisoned.

6 Advantages Of Living In A Multi Dog Household

Two dogs are better than one – Let’s look at the pros of a multi dog household The more, the merrier – that’s the motto of many famil…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Therapy Dog Fraud?

Just because you can register your pooch as a therapy dog, does it mean that you should? A few thoughts on if a dog should be registered for convenience.

A Pet Sitter’s Guide For When Friends Are Watching Your Dog

Tips and tricks to keep Fido happy and healthy when he’s having a sleepover with friends Being a pet sitter, my furry clients are a second family to me…

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: How Soon is Too Soon?

A dog's death will leave a hole in your heart - when is the right time to bring home another pup? The Hairy Dogfathers talk about grieving and moving on.

Pups With Tents: Rustic Tips To Remember When Camping With Dogs

Many people love getting in touch with nature, For Kevin Roberts, camping with his pack is a cherished part of life as well as a great Canadian pastime.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Newlywed Puppy Problems

Does your dog like to get into hairy situations? Does he have a bad habit he just won’t give up? Does she not play well with others? That problem isn&r…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Boundaries Aren’t Just For Dogs

Someone's gotta be the bad guy - but this harried mom has a point. Here's what the Hairy Dogfathers have to say about setting boundaries for dad and kids.

How To Remove A Tick From A Dog

They're more than an irritant - these little bloodsuckers can mean big trouble for you and your pooch. Here's how to remove a tick from a dog.

Ask the Animal Communicator - Family Friction

Interdog aggression is one of the most common reasons why pet dogs are relinquished. What can you do when everything you’ve already tried to help two dogs get along fails?

Losing A Pet: Dealing With The Death Of Your Dog

Nothing compares to the heartbreak of losing a pet, especially if it comes suddenly. We have some tips on how to cope with the grief after losing a pet.

How Do I Save My Lawn From Dog Pee?

If you have dogs, and you have a yard or lawn, you most likely have brown spots in your lawn. Those spots are the result of your dog doing his business, but…

How Can I Remove Plaque From My Dog's Teeth?

The best way to prevent plaque on a dog's teeth is to brush them, but what about existing buildup? How can you remove plaque from your dog’s teeth at home – or is it something that has to be done professionally? Here’s what you need to know about plaque and tartar and how best to remove them.

Proper Canine Camping Etiquette For Well-Mannered Mutts

Pitching a pup tent with your pooch this summer? Here are some tips on how to ensure you and your pet will be welcomed back to your favorite campground.

6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Bond With Your Dog

You can't buy your dog's love (which is good, because we're broke)! If money is tight, we've got a few ideas on cost-effective ways to bond with your dog.